This day in history and today's weather

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In today's weather forecast we will probably see some morning cloud and a chance of a light shower, otherwise it will be fine.

Cloudy again at night. Light winds and sea breezes. 

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. 

Low tide is at 9.20am and high tide is at 3.40pm. Sea temperature is 18 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about 0.4m and sunset tonight is at 8.15pm. 

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 8.30pm and 10.30pm. 

This day in NZ history on this day in 1893 the first woman mayor in the British Empire was elected.

By becoming mayor of Onehunga, Auckland, Elizabeth Yates struck another blow for women's rights in local-body polls held the day after the first general election in which women could vote. 

In world history on this day in 1929 Commander Richard Byrd made the first flight over the South Pole. In 1949 the United States announced it would conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.

In 1961 NASA launched a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit. In 1972 Atari announced the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game. 

Today is the birthday of novelist Louisa May Alcott. Born in 1832, she wrote 'Little Women'.

It's also the birthday of writer C.S. Lewis who was born on this day in 1898. Louisa May Alcott once said "I want to do something splendid…Something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead…I think I shall write books.” 

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